Crewelwork Pocketbook

Date

1740-1790

GUSN

GUSN-2957

Description

Man's canvaswork pocketbook of rectangular envelope form with top flap and blue tape tie; 2 compartment green worsted wool interior; the outside colorfully decorated with Irish-stitched crewel embroidery in blue, green, pinks, yellow and orange iwth black outline; quite worn.

Details

Descriptive Terms

purses (ladies' accessories)
crewelwork (visual works)
accessories
canvas
crewelwork (technique)
hand sewing
thread
wool (textile)
worsted
thread
Wool
Coated Canvas
Fiddle Thread
Machine Sewn
Crewelworked
Worsted
PURSE

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

4.5 x 8.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1417